Many labiaplasty patients are concerned with how long it will take them to look great after surgery. The truest answer to that question is that it will take months, because some degree of swelling is present for 6 (and sometimes more) months. Bruising takes time to resolve. Incisions need to heal. Fluid needs to be reabsorbed slowly by your body.
However, that does not mean that you will not look very good, even very soon after your surgery. If you are compliant with your icing and pelvic elevation, having a beautiful result is possible even a few days after surgery, as pictured above. This patient of mine underwent labiaplasty with labia minora and clitoral hood reduction under local anesthesia only. She is pictured just 6 days after surgery, with all scars hidden, and with her swelling present but controlled.
When you are recovering from labiaplasty, it is important for you to strictly follow your surgeon's instructions for what to do at home. For my New York City patients, I recommend a high degree of icing and pelvic elevation for the first 72 hours after surgery, no exercise for at least one month, and no sex for 6 weeks.
If you are thinking about labiaplasty and would like to see me as a patient, please call 212-452-2400 or email info@LaraDevganMD.com.